Construct your future
Looking for the skills to participate in the creation of infrastructure facilities such as roads, railways, buildings, water reservoirs, subdivisions, airports, bridges, sewer systems, tunnels, dams and other public works? Establish yourself in this expanding industry and step towards a future in civil construction management with the Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design.
This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for the roles of senior civil works designers, or para-professional designers who support professional engineers. Once graduated, you will have the expertise to to perform tasks that are broad, specialised, complex, technical, and include strategic areas and initiating activities.
You will possess the skills required for the design of complex projects to ensure the implementation of the client site requirements, as well as possessing the technical knowledge to initiate solutions to problems or management requirements.
Gain these skills:
- Managing the civil works design process
- Managing program risk
- Application of safe design principles
- Establishing & maintaining a quality system
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Completition of RII50515 Diploma Civil Construction Design or equivalent is required before commencing this course.
Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 3 days per week when studied full time across one semester.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
You will need to have the basic technical requirements, including Microsoft Office - Word; Excel, for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.
Work placement is not a requirement of this course.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler and calculator) and wear enclosed footwear.
In addition, you are required to wear the following PPE for various laboratories and workshops:
- full sleeve shirt
- closed shoes
- full length pants
- safety glasses (will be provided by SM TAFEs Applied Engineering)
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.
To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.
- Certificate III in Civil Construction
- Certificate III in Trenchless Technology
- Diploma of Civil Construction Design
- Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design
Become a specialist in your field with university study
This course has a university study pathway as at 30 October 2019.
Curtin University– Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Construction) – 150-200 Credits
Edith Cowan University – Bachelor of Engineering – Up to 90 Credits
Curtin University – Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Science) – 150 Credits
Edith Cowan University – Bachelor of Commerce – Up to 120 Credits
The information about university credit points and tuition costs provides a general guide only. To check the current credit arrangements and to find more information about how credits work at the listed university of your choice, visit TAFE International WA’s University Pathway Finder.
Study options and next steps
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